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John Thiongo Thuo Funeral Video|Photos
The late John Thiongo Thuo, 54, passed on, on July 25, 2019, after a long, hard-fought battle with gallbladder cancer. He was the beloved husband of Lucy Thiongo and father of Marc Brian Thiongo and Ivy Margaret Thiongo, all of Dracut,Massachusetts
On behalf of the entire family, We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, prayers, time, presence, contribution, and tireless work during this grieving process.
He was laid to rest on Friday August 9 2019 at the Westlawn II Cemetery, Lowell,MA
315 Boston Road,Lowell,MA
The solemn event was attended by many close friends and family and one of the late John Thuo Thiongo’s long time Nairobi University classmate and best friend Mr Nelson Waweru, who is now a Professor of Accounting to the School of Administrative Studies, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, at York University,Toronto,Canada.
You have really stood with us and made us stronger. May the good Lord extends your boundaries always in Jesus name. Amen.
John Thuo Thiongo was born December 23, 1964 in Kenya, he was the son of Simon Kabutu Thuo and Margaret Wanjiru Thuo, brother to James Kabutu, Julia Thuo, Lucy Muchina, Zacharia Thuku, and Joseph Kariuki, all of Kenya.
He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
Friends and Family were received at the Community Christian Fellowship Church, 105 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, on Friday 9 to 10 a.m, followed by his Funeral Service at 10 a.m.
Interment followed shortly at the Westlawn II Cemetery, Lowell.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.
On behalf of the entire family, we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, prayers, time, presence, contribution, and tireless work during this grieving process. You have really stood with us and made us stronger.
A special thank you to Rev Captain Josephat Njoroge Vicar St Stephen’s Church Lowell,Massachusetts. Ven Samuel Kimohu,Rev Alice Muchai,the entire St Stephen’s Church Board and Leadership,Masters of Ceremonies Mr Peter Thuo and J.K (Diplomat),Wa Saimo,CCF Lowell,IMANI Church,USHINDI PCEA,PCEA NEEMA,Well of Worship Dracut the entire Kenyan Community and organizations and individuals that offered their prayers, financial and moral support to Lucy Thiongo,Ivy Margaret, Marc Brian Thiongo,Baba and Mama Thiongo.
May the good Lord extends your boundaries always in Jesus name.,May the Lord refresh you just as you have refreshed others. Amen!
“HE LATE JOHN THUO THIONGO, GREW UP AS AN OBEDIENT CHILD WHO USEDD TO HELP HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS AT HOME AND IN THE COMMUNITY.
HE WAS BAPTIZED WHEN HE WAS A BABY AND CONFIRMED IN CHURCH WHEN HE WAS OF AGE.
THE LATE JOHN STARTED SCHOOLING IN KIGANJO IN THE YEAR 1971, AND IN 1972 HE GOT ENROLLED IN TULAGA PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM STANDARD ONE TO SEVEN IN 1979.
HE WENT TO MAGUMU SECONDARY FOR HIS A LEVEL EDUCATION OF FORMS 1 TO 4.
HE ADVANCED FURTHER TO COMPLETE FORMS 5 AND 6 IN KIANYAGA HIGH THEN ADVANCED TO NAIROBI UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS BACHELORS AND LATER RETURNED FOR HIS MASTERS DEGREE.
HE THEN CAME TO AMERICA AND ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO COMPLETE HIS ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING TO BECOME AN RN FROM 2001-2003.
LASTLY, HE ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL FOR HIS MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA), FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES FROM 2005-2007.
THE LATE JOHN MET AND LATER MARRIED LUCY KANYI IN 1990, IN CHURCH OF TORCH THOGOTO. THEY HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TWO CHILDREN, MARCBRIAN THUO AND IVY MARGARET WANJIRU.
THE LATE JOHN WORKED IN DIFFERENT COMPANIES, LIKE PORTLAND CEMENT, COFFEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, HENKEL CHEMICALS LIMITED, AND ECOLAB MOMBASA, THEN HE RELOCATED TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN 2001.
IN THE STATES, HE GOT ENROLLED IN A NURSING SCHOOL WHERE HE GOT HIS DEGREE IN NURSING.
HE DID HIS MBA AND UPON GRADUATING HE WENT FOR TRAINING IN NEWTON-WELLESLEY AS AN ADMINISTRATOR-IN-TRAINING FOR KINDRED HEALTHCARE. HE LATER TRANSFERERED TO MAINE TO START HIS NEW JOB AS AN ADMINISTRATOR. OTHER PLACES HE WORKED FOR KINDRED HEALTHCARE WERE AVERY MANOR, HE LATER LEFT KINDRED AND WENT TO WORK FOR GOLDEN LIVING CENTER IN ATTLEBORO UNTIL 2017, WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GALLBLADDER CANCER.
THE LATE JOHN WAS HOSPITALIZED AND TREATED IN DIFFERENT HOSPITALS ; ANGELLES HOSPITAL IN MEXICO,LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL MAIN/SAINTS CAMPUS, LAHEY HOSPITAL, DANA FARBER CANCER CENTER, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL, AND MERRIMARCK VALLEY HOSPITAL IN HAVERHILL WHERE HE PASSESD AWAY ON JULY 25, 2019 AT 2AM SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY.
PRIOR TO HIS DEATH, HE HAD ACCEPTED JESUS AS HIS PERSONAL SAVIOR. IT WAS GOD WHO GAVE JOHN THIONGO THUO UNTO US AND IT IS HE WHO HAS CALLED HIM BACK HOME. BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.”
After laying the flowers and photo session,the funeral procession proceeded on for Mercy Meal at St Stephen’s Church,Lowell,Massachusetts 279 West 6th Street,Lowell,Massachusetts